NOTEBOOK: For Cougs, the nose knows

THE KEY TO any defense is at the point of attack, and boy did the nose tackles ever show up in the Cougs' 31-28 win over the Huskies. Nose tackles hardly ever get the stats or the glory. But it was impossible to miss their impact on Friday in the Apple Cup victory by Washington State.
November 23, 2012

Senior Photo Essay: 13 Cougs bidding farewell

FOR 13 WASHINGTON State seniors, today's Apple Cup is more than a rivalry game. It's their final game in crimson. Most names are familiar, some not. One ranks among the great Cougar defenders of the last dozen years. And all had a hand in pouring the foundation for a better future in WSU football.
November 23, 2012

CF.C PHOTOS: Cougs ground Eagles

PULLMAN -- Reserve Logan Mayes pressure hard off the edge in providing the game's first turning point, contributing to an interception and nifty return by Cyrus Coen. A depiction of that play plus many more in this exclusive photo essay of Washington State's win over Eastern Washington in the Cougs' home opener.
September 8, 2012

WSU PRACTICE: Tuel, offense on the move

PULLMAN–The Cougs may have taken a depth hit to the secondary as a freshman has not been cleared, Mike Breske said, though it might be temporary. A key d-lineman continues to progress with an eye towards reclaiming a starting job but another DL has taken his spot in the walking-boot brigade. And an o-lineman might be cleaning sand out of his shoes for about a week after a visit to the Leach Beach.
September 5, 2012

What you need to know on Cougs before kickoff

NO NEED TO pull out the worry beads when the Cougs throw consecutive incompletions to squander short-yardage opportunities -- under the Air Raid that will happen periodically. But at the end of the day, more good is going to come out of that philosophy than bad. That, plus many more things you need before kickoff tonight at BYU.
August 30, 2012

PHOTO CAVALCADE: Loose on the Palouse

PULLMAN -- The Cougars are looking to hit someone in the mouth and in just over a week, they'll get their chance in the season opener at BYU. A look from the CF.C lens at more 2012 fall camp action at Washington State in this 25-shot pictorial..
August 22, 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Rundown on WSU Position Battles

WITH SCHOOL NOW in session at Washington State and the season opener against BYU just 10 days away, any and all position battles not yet decided will be soon – it's time to get the starters reps and the offense and defense running like a well-oiled machine. Here's the look from our chair at the position battles on offense and defense -- every starter, at every position, plus special teams.
August 20, 2012

WSU DAY 12: Safeties, shark tales and more

PULLMAN -- The audible concern surrounding the WSU defense dropped another decibel level after a pair of safeties turned in solid performances Tuesday in Martin Stadium. There were shark tales, too. Meanwhile, the quarterback picture looked less muddled, as Jeff Tuel received a majority of the snaps behind center. What did Mike Leach have to say about the ongoing position battle after practice?
August 14, 2012